Many of our patients are interested in teeth whitening because stains and discoloration are among the most common complaints people have about their teeth. Smoking, coffee, wine, and even aging are a few of the causes of yellowing and stains, so it's understandable that so many of us have discolored teeth at some point in our lives! The good news is that professional teeth whitening can erase the majority of stains. Want to know how much professional teeth whitening costs? Read on to find out the answer.
What does professional teeth whitening cost?
There are several different types and brands of professional in-office and take-home teeth whitening treatments, so the cost will vary based on the one you select. The cost of our in-office teeth whitening procedures at DDS Group is $550, while the cost of our at-home whitening kit is $299.
What is the best whitener for your teeth?
The severity of your stains, your personal preferences, and your lifestyle will all determine which teeth whitener is ideal for you. In-office teeth whitening produces the most noticeable results in the shortest period of time, but at-home teeth whitening is a great fit for lighter stains, touch-ups, or patients who don’t mind spending a bit more time whitening their teeth at home to achieve their results.
Is professional teeth whitening worth the cost?
Professional teeth whitening is worth the cost. Although teeth whitening is safe and effective, it involves applying strong chemicals directly to the teeth. Patients who whiten their teeth without the supervision of a dentist may damage their enamel or gums, or cause sensitivity by using their whitening treatments longer than recommended. Professional teeth whitening offers the best results, works faster, and is safer.
Is teeth whitening covered by dental insurance?
Your dental insurance will not cover teeth whitening treatments, as it’s considered a cosmetic dental procedure.
What is the safest form of teeth whitening?
Professional teeth whitening from a skilled cosmetic dentist is the safest way to brighten your smile. Although many over-the-counter whitening kits bear the American Dental Association (ADA) seal, it’s common for people to use them more frequently or for longer periods of time than recommended in order to achieve better results. Overuse of over-the-counter teeth whitening solutions can cause tooth sensitivity, gum irritation, and enamel deterioration.
How long does teeth whitening last?
Teeth whitening lasts as long as you maintain your results. We'll provide you with aftercare instructions once your treatment is complete, but you'll get the most out of your teeth whitening if you quit any habits that caused your stains (like smoking), practice good home oral hygiene habits, and go to the dentist for dental cleanings every six months to have plaque and tartar removed. Touch up your smile as needed with a take-home whitening kit.